How To Fix A Stew - Added To Much Spice

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  1. grotug

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    I put too much spice in my stew and am trying to cool it down. I added a little sugar and vinegar as I read online that together they help. My question is if yogurt will conflict with the vinegar in a negative way? I'd like to add some yogurt.
     
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Grotug, unless you have full fat yogurt there is a good possibility that the yogurt will break (separate) unless you are very careful.  You could also try adding a couple of teaspoons of cornstarch to the yogurt before adding.  Personally, what I would do is serve it as is, and offer yogurt or sour cream on the side so that everyone can adjust to their own level.
     
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  4. grotug

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    Thanks! It turned out okay. Full fat yogurt at the end or sour cream made it quite delectable.
     
  5. flipflopgirl

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    A dollop of fresh yogurt on beef stew creates a tiny bit of heaven in a bowl.

    First had this combo as a late nite snack at the home of my mentor.

    Since he was Persian I always took this to mean this garnish is middle eastern in origin.

    But what would I know..... just an inexperienced unsophisticated girl from small town Texas lol.

    mimi
     
  6. rick alan

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    Just recently I ordered Vindaloo that was a little warm, the Maitre D' noticed my mild reaction as it hit me at the finish and brought over a dish of yogurt dip they use especially for the occasion.  Cooled things right down.

    Rick